May 3, 2012 19:00
Within the project POST ELETTRONICA
curated by Valentina Gensini and Letizia Renzini
In tribute to John Cage, the project Post Elettronica investigates territories of “post-electronic” experimentation revealing Cage’s contemporary inheritance and presenting artists who share a dramatic and gestural use of new technologies. Hybrid works that combine music, video, performance, sculpture, sound, noise become vocabularies of a composite language in which the management of advanced software is combined with the artifact in an attempt to dissolve the conceptual approach towards the involvement of the viewer.
The installation Facing the Blank Page is an electronic composition of light and sound derived from the homonym dance performance choreographed by Omar Rajeh. It relies on stochastic processes for the creation of musical composition and visual imagery. A dense network of mutual influences emerges that establishes coherency among the spatial, perceptional and behavioral properties of its artificial participants.
The music is generated from scratch using stochastic processes of brownian motion, a method that was initially devised by Iannis Xenakis, and it is choreographed along an octophonic ring of loudspeakers placed around the audience.
The same stochastic processes that generate the music are used to synchronize the activity of a set of 27 light projectors. In this manner this light structure is filled with life and behaves as a character in constant transformation.
The simultaneity and causality of these activities and their spatially distributed multimodal presence transforms the space into a haunting ecosystem in which various forms of mutual dependencies coexist.